Friday, June 27, 2008

Roshan- music director par excellence

After quite some time, I am back to doing what I love doing the most- i.e. talking about a legendary music director of the past.

This time,I will like to discuss Music director Roshan,a name that is known today as being the grandfather of Hrithik Roshan, but who was in reality a bigger name,and made a bigger contribution to Bollywood than any of his descendants, Hrithik Roshan included. In fact, Roshan was his first name, not his surname. He was Roshan Lal Nagrath,but his first name became such a brand name that his sons and grandson( Rajesh and Rakesh, and Rakesh's son Hrithik) adopted this as their surnames.

Like most music directors of that era, he was very well trained in classical music. He joined Morris College of Music in Lucknow,studied there for 5 years and took degree of Master of Music.Not content with that, he went to ustad Allauddin Khan Dagar of Maihar, where Ustadji would typically train him for six hours daily only on one Raag.

Roshan made his debut as a music director in 1949 in "Neki aur Badi" as a raw and inexperienced music director. Then he got his next movie "Baawre nain" in 1950, and that had some wonderful songs.

One of the songs, which sounds so sweet even today, was

Khayalon me kisike yun aaya nahin karte (Baawre nain 1950) (Singers-Geeta Dutt,Mukesh, Lyrics-Kidar Sharma)

What a lovely duet this next song is. Gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it

Bade armaan se rakha hai (Malhaar 1951) Singers-Mukesh,Lata

Roshan, by his own admission, was not prepared as a music director when he made his debut.And as a result, he did not have much success in early parts of his career. But as he gained experience, and honed his musical skills as a music director, he started giving hits after hits in copious numbers, beginning from around 1960.Many of his compositions went on to become immortal songs.

"Barsaat ki raat" in 1960 was a movie that was enough to immortalise Roshan in the history of Bollywood music. Every song of this movie continues to be a rage even today.

Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi wo barsaat ki raat(Barsaat ki raat 1960)

This title song of "Barsaat ki Raat" also became the top song of Binaca geetmala 1960final.

This movie also had some very popular quawalis, for example this one:

Ye ishq ishq hai (Barsaat ki raat 1960)

Though it is Madan Mohan who earned the accolades as the King of ghazals,Roshan was no less in this field, as his songs show."Aarti",the first movie of Rajshree Productions in 1962 was a big musical hit. Roshan was the music director, and he came up with a gem like this:

Aapne yaad dilaya to mujhe yaad aaya (Aarti 1962) Singer-Rafi,Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri

And also

Ab kya misal doon (Aarti 1962)Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri

This song, despite being a "classy" song, i.e. a ghazal, managed 3rd position in Binaca geetmala 1962, one place ahead of Madan Mohan's equally classy ghazal
("Aapki nazron ne samjha" from "Anpadh").

I cannot resist including one more song from this movie ( I could include every song, that is how good the songs of this movie were)

Baar baar tohe kya samjhaaye (Aarti 1962) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri

And what about the songs of "Dil Hi to hai" (1963)? what immortal songs they are! Let me list just a few of them:

Tum agar mujhko na chaho to koi baat nahin (Dil hi to hai 1963) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi

Laaga chunri me daag chupaaoon kaise (Dil hi to hai 1963)Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi

And the immortal quawwali from this movie:

Nigaahen milane ko dil chahta hai (Dil hi to hai 1963)

If you thought Dil hi to hai was all Roshan had to offer in 1963, he had another musical blockbuster this year called Taj Mahal.

Is there any Bollywood fan who has not heard this song, or indeed not hummed it?

Jo wada kiya wo nibhana padega (Tajmahal 1963)Singer-Rafi,lata, lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi

or this one,

Paaon choo lene do inaayat hogi (Tajmahal 1963) singer-Rafi,Lata,lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi

Among music directors of that era, Roshan can be called King of quawwalis, as many of his quawalies became immortal. Here is the quawali from Taj mahal

Chandi ka badan sone ki nazar (Tajmahal 1963)

A few years ago, an Indian magazine polled a few celebrities ( singers, music directors, lyricists etc) from Bollywood to find out which songs were their
favourite songs in Bollywood. The song that came out as their most favourite song was this Roshan composition:

Man re tu kaahe na dheer dhare ( Chitralekha 1964), Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi

If it was "Barsaat ki raat" in 1960, then it was "Bheegi raat" in 1965, in which Rafi and Lata sang another unforgettable duet:

Dil jo na kah saka (Bheegi raat 1965)Singers-Rafi,Lata Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri

Among all the songs that extol the virtue of mothers, here is the grandmother of all such songs,which was composed by Roshan:

Usko nahin dekha hamne kabhi,teri sootat se alag, bhagwaan ki soorat ky hogi, Ae Maa (Daadi Ma 1966)

For the nostalgic people who want to recall their bachpan, here is just the song:

Aaya hai mujhe phir yaad wo jaalim, guzra zamana bachpan ka ( Devar 1966)

Time stands for no one, and the songs that talk about this fact always appeal to our hearts. And this song certainly touches our heart strings, and would continue to do so everytime we hear this song:

Rahen na rahen hum mahka karenge (Mamta 1966), Singer-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri

Another powerful emotion is that of waiting, and people in past really could wait for ages for their beloved to come. And this feeling has been captured so

wonderfully in this Roshan composition from Bahu Begum (1967)

Hum intezaar karenge tera qayamat tak (Bahu Begum 1967) Singers- Asha,Rafi, Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi

Movies with the word "raat" in them brought the best from Roshan. After "Barsaat ki raat" and "Bheegi raat", it was the turn of "Anokhi Raat". And this movie has wonderful songs capturing many emotions.

Mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar li(Anokhi Raat 1967) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Indeevar

Mahalon ka raja mila (Anokhi Raat 1968),Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Indeevar

The much remixed,karakoed,copied,"cover versioned" and otherwise mutilated song "meri beri ke ber mat todo" was originally from this movie.

Meri beri ke ber mat toda (anokhi raat 1968)

The songs from Anokhi Raat had taken the nation by storm,but just when it looked like Roshan was burning the brightest,and looked like he was at the peak of his prowess,he died all of a sudden, and the Bollywood world suffered first of its major losses in 1960s. It was one of the deaths that ultimately brought the end to the golden era of Bollywood music in late 1960s- early 1970s.

To round up this discussion on Roshan, here is this wonderful philosophical song from "Anokhi raat " which found appreciation from all and sundry,including masses, as shown by the fact that this song finished number 2 in Binaca geetmala 1969.

Oh re taal mile nadi ke jal mein, nadi mile saagar mein, saagar mile kaun se jal mein koi jaane na (Anokhi Raat 1968) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Indeevar
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Binaca Geetmala 1970 final

1970 was the last year in which sanity continued to be maintained, and the Binaca geetmala 1970 final list had equitable distribution of songs among many singers and music directors in the final 32.

It was just a matter of time before all hell would break loose and Binaca geetmala would become an all Kishore Kumar show during 1971.

Not just among singers and music directors, change of guard was taking place among actors too. Rajesh Khanna had become the new heart throb of the public, and old heart throbs like Dilip Kumar and Rajendra Kumar were on their way out.Similarly Hema Malini was taking over from Vyjyantimala and co.

The only oldtimer music directors who held their own and would continue to do so in the coming years were S D Burman and Shankar Jaikishan. 1970 was a year when other senior music directors found themselves getting marginalised.

In fact, with the death of Jaikishan in late 1970, even the Shankar Jaikishan musical duo would not be the same in the coming years.Naushad managed one song, but there was no place for O P Nayyar,Madan Mohan etc in Binaca geetmala 1970. It is a bit surprising really, considering that Madan Mohan came up with a national award winning performance in Dastak. But then, Binaca geetmala songs were for the masses,and not for classes, and Dastak songs did not find favour with the masses.

For the fourth year in a row, a Laxmikant Pyarelal composition emerged as the top song of the year. Overall, it was another year that saw lots of nice songs, many of them going on to become evergreen. After all, we were in the decade of 1960s that was to be regarded as the golden decade of Bollywood music.

33.Ek Padosan Peeche pad gayi(Gopi) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor,Lata,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

32.Phoolon Ke Rang Se (Prem Pujari) Singer-Kishore,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

31.Aaja Tujhko Pukaren (Geet) Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

30.Doli Chadh Ke Dulhan sasuraal chali(Doli)Singer-Mahendra Kapoor,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Ravi

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29.Meri Lottery Lag Jane wali hai (Holi Ayee Re) Singer-Kishore,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

28.Hai re Hai (Humjoli) Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

27.Munne Ki Amma (14 weeks)(Tum Haseen Main Jawaan) Shankar-Jaikishan Rajinder Krishan Kishore, Pankaj

26.Kehta Hai Joker(Mera Naam Joker) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Neeraj,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

25.Duniya Hanse(Ganwaar)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

24.Kaan Mein Jhumka(Saawan Bhaadon) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Varma Malik,MD-Sonik Omi

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23.Khayi hai re humne kasam sang rahne ki(Talaash) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-S D Burman

22.Roop Tera Mastana(Aradhana,1969)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

21.Zindagi Ka Safar(Safar)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

20.Baghon Mein Bahaar Hai(Aradhana,1969)Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

19.Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke chalo(Mera Naam Joker) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Neeraj,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

18.Jhilmil Sitaron Ka(Jeevan Mrityu) Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

17.Chale Jaa Chale Jaa(Jahan Pyar Mile)Singer-Rafi,Suman Kalyanpur,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

16.Hai Shukar Ke Tu Hai(Himmat) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

15.Kora Kagaz Tha ye man mera(Aradhana,1969)Singers-Lata,Kishore,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

14.Woh Kaun Hai(Anjaana) Singers-Lata,Mukesh,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

13.Zindagi Ittefaq Hai(Aadmi Aur Insaan) Singers-Asha,Mahendra Kapoor,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi,MD-Ravi

12.Chhup Gaye Saare Nazaren(Do Raaste,1969)Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

11.Shaadi Ke Liye(Devi)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

10.Shokhiyon Mein Ghola Jaye(Prem Pujari)Singers-Lata,Kishore,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

9.Sharafat Chhor Di(Sharafat) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

8.SaReGaMaPa(Abhinetri) Singers-Lata,Kishore,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

7.Yeh Dil Deewana Hai(Ishq Par Zor Nahin) Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

6.Iktara Bole(Yaadgar) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

5.Khilona Jaankar Tum To(Khilona) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

4.Woh Pari Kahan Se laaoon(Pehchaan) Singers-Mukesh,Sharda,Suman Kalyanpur,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

3.Rangeela Re(Prem Pujari) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Neeraj,MD-S D Burman

2.Meri Pyaari Bahania (Sachcha Jhutha)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

1.Bindiya Chamkegee (Do Raaste,1969) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Binaca Geetmala 1969 final

Binaca geetmala 1969 finals had its songs evenly distributed among music directors and singers.Top 10 songs were shared by 7 different music directors and were sung by four singers. Ironically,the voice that would rule the roost in future,and the music director(s) who promoted that voice did not figure in top 10. But there was no doubt that this song (Mere sapno ki rani) by Kishore Kumar, which occupied only 14th spot, was so popular that it could have been the number 1 next year too, had it not retired after playing for its quota of times ( and it had not figured for enough number of weeks in 1969 to do justice to its popularity in Binaca geetmala standings).

Other songs this year were outstanding songs, and most of them are evergreen songs even now.But that did not stop most of the oldtimer music directors composing these songs from finding themselves largely jobless after this year.The hurricane that had come late in the year in the form of Kishore Kumar would sweep all before it and the Bollywood music scene would be turned topsy turvy in future, beginning from 1970.

The songs in the finals were of course such that they have remained evergreen to this day.Just have a look :

32.Kora kaaghaz tha yeh man mera (Aradhana) Singers-Kishore,Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

31.Woh Kaun Hai(Anjaana) Singers-Lata,Mukesh,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

30.Yakeen Kar Lo(Yakeen)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

29.Pyar Hua Hai Jabse(Abhilasha)Singers-Kishore,Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-R D Burman

28.Mere Jeevan Saathi(Saathi)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Naushad

27.Kab Tak Huzoor Roothe Rahoge(Aulaad)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Chitragupt

26.Jungle Mein Mor Nacha(Shatranj) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

25.Mehbooba Mehbooba Bana Lo (Sadhu Aur Shaitaan) Singers-Rafi,Mahmood,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

24.Dil Ki Awaaz Bhi Sun(HumSaya)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Shewan Rizwi,MD-O P Nayyar

23.Resham Ki Dori(Sajan)Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

22.Ruk Ja Zara Idhar To(Izzat)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

21.Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai(Saathi) Singers-Mukesh,Suman Kalyanpur,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Naushad

20.Ganga mayya mein jab tak paani rahe (Suhaag Raat) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

19.Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke(Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke)Singers-Lata,rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

18.Aane Se Uske Aaye Bahaar (Jeene Ki Raah) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

17.Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan (Pyar Ka Mausam)Singers-Kishore,Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-R D Burman

16.Dil Mein Kya Hai(15 weeks) (Jigri Dost) Singer-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

15.Ni Sultana Re(Pyar Ka Mausam) Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-R D Burman

14.Mere Sapnon Ki Rani kab aayegi tu(Aradhana) Singer-Kishore Kumar,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-S D Burman

13.Kajra Mohabbatwala (Kismat) Singer-Asha Bhosle,Shamshad Begum,Lyrics-S H Bihari,MD-O P Nayyar S H Bihari

12.Ek Tera Saath (Wapas) Singers0Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

11.Badan Pe Sitarey Lapetey Hue (Prince) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

10.Yeh Parda Hata Do (Ek Phool Do Mali)Singer-Asha,Rafi,Lyrics-Prem Dhawan,MD-Ravi

9.Je Hum Tum Chori Se (Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke) Singers-Mukesh,Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

8.Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe (Kanyadaan) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Neeraj,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

7.Chandi Ki Deewar Na Todi (Vishwas) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

6.Aa Mere Humjoli Aa (Jeene Ki Raah)Singers-Lata,Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

5.Mere Paas Aao Nazar To Milao (Sunghursh)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

4.Chal Akela Chal Akela (Sambandh) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Pradeep,MD-O P Nayyar

3.Parayi Hoon Parayi (Kanyadaan)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

2.Oh Re Taal Mile Nadi Ke Jal Mein (Anokhi Raat) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Roshan

1.Kaise Rahoon Chup (Intaqaam) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Binaca geetmala 1967 final

Songs of Milan, under the music direction of Laxmikant Pyarelal, took the nation by storm in the year 1967, and Binaca geetmala 1967 was no exception. Another newcomer, R D Burman, whose career as a music director was on a hold after 1961,suddenly found his career taking off in a big way- thanks to his music in "Teesri Manzil". This launching pad would stand R D Burman in good stead, and would enable him to to dominate the Bollywood music in the next decade.

Beggars on the Bombay local train got a song tailormade for their purpose in this Binaca geetmala. It went- "gareebon ki suno, wo tumhari sunega, tum ek paisa doge, wo das lakh dega." There was a superb Ghazal too ( from Roshan) in this Binaca geetmala countdown-"Hum intezar karenge tumhara qayamat tak". Truly a ghazal worth waiting for ! Sonik , who was Madan Mohan's assistant, composed music with his nephew Omi (Sonik Omi), and came up with a musical blockbuster called "Dil ne phir yaad kiya". But the competition was such that only one of its songs( out of nearly a dozen wonderful songs) made it to the finals of Binaca geetmala 1967. This song was played, rather appropriately, one rung below Madan Mohan's song- "Meri awaz suno".

And the list may not reflect it, but the songs of "Upkaar" were a big rage among all and sundry, including ice cream sellers who would play "mere desh ki dharti sona ugle" on a record player installed on their cart. And did I tell you that this Binaca geetmala had a lullaby too- "Dheere dheere machal ae dile bekaraar" from Anupama, though the song "kuch dil ne kaha" from the same movie failed to make it to the finals? Too classy for the masses, I think.

Binaca geetmala 1967 had the follwing songs in its finals:

33.Yeh Kali Jab Talak (Aaye Din Bahaar Ke,1966)Singers-Lata,Mahendra Kapoor,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

32.Kal Raat Zindagi Se Mulaqaat (Palki) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

31.Mujhko Bana Diya (Gunahon Ka Devta)Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

30.An Evening in Paris (An Evening in Paris)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

29.Ram Kare Kahin Naina na uljhe(Gunahon Ka Devta) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

28.Ek Chhail Chhabeela Aayega (Meharbaan) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Ravi

27.Pyar Mohabbat Ke Siva (Pyar Mohabbat,1966)Singers-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

26.Mere Desh Ki Dharti sona ugle(Upkaar)Singer-Mahendra Kapoor,Lyrics-Gulshan Baawra,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

25.Aa Lag Jaa Gale Dilruba (Dus Lakh, 1966) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Prem Dhawan,MD-Ravi

24.Maan Mujhe Apne Aanchal me chhupa le (Chhota Bhai) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

23.Main Dekhoon Jis Or (Anita) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

22.Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera (Teesri Manzil,1966) Singers-Rafi,Asha R D Burman Majrooh Sultanpuri Rafi, Asha

21.Mera Yaar Bara Sharmila (Milan Ki Raat,1966) Singer-Rafi,Singer-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

20.Kaliyon Ne Ghungat khole (Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya,1966)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-G L Rawal,MD-Sonik-Omi

19.Meri Aawaz Suno (Naunihal)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi,MD-Madan Mohan

18.Hum Intezaar Karenge (Bahu Begum) Singers-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi,MD-Roshan

17.Mubarak Ho Sabko sama ye suhaana (Milan) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

16.Dhaani chunar pahan (Hare Kaanch Ki Chooriyan) Singer-Asha,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

15.O Haseena Zulfonwali (Teesri Manzil,1966) Singers-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-R D Burman

14.Chhoti Si Mulaqaat (Chhoti Si Mulaqaat) Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

13.Mere Dushman Tu Meri Dosti (Aaye Din Bahaar Ke,1966) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

12.Aaj Ki Raat Yeh Kaisi Raat (Aman) Singers-Rafi,Saira Bano,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

11.Ehsaan Mere Dil Pe (Gaban,1966) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

10.Aaja Piya Tohe Pyar Doon (Baharon Ke Sapne) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-R D Burman

9.Duniya Ki Sair Kar lo (AroundTheWorld in 8 days) Singers- Mukesh, Sharda, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar Jaikishan

8.Garibon Ki Suno (DusLakh,1966) Singers-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-Prem Dhawan,MD-Ravi

7.Na Baba Na Baba (Anita) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

6.Hum Tum Yug Yug Se (Milan) Singer-Mukesh,Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

5.Dheere Dheere Machal ae dile beqaraar (Anupama,1966) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi,MD-Hemant Kumar

4.Deewana Mujhko Log kahen (Deewana) Singer-Mukesh, lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

3.Bahaaro Mera Jeevan Bhi Sanwaaro (Aakhri Khat,1966) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi,MD-Khayyam

2.O Mere Sona Re (Teesri Manzil,1966) Singers-Asha, Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-R D Burman

1.Sawan Ka Mahina pawan kare shor (Milan)Singers-Mukesh & Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Binaca Geetmala 1965 final

Binaca geetmala 1965 may have been slowly but steadily witnessing a change of guard among Bollywood music directors, as most of the slots including the top slots this time were occupied by newcomers like Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant Pyarelal,R D Burman and Ravi.

As happened in earlier years, this year too saw one film song attaining cult status in India. This song was- "Jyot se jyot jagaate chalo" from Sant Gyaneshwar.

Here is the list of top 16 songs that were played in Binaca geetmala final of 1965.

16.Chaand si mehbooba ho (Himalaya Ki God Mein) Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

15.Likha hai teri aankhon mein (Teen Deviyan)Singer-Kishore,Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-S D Burman

14.Aaha yaar meri tum bhi ho (Teen Deviyan)Singers-Kishore,Asha,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-S D Burman

13.Yeh do deewaane dil ke (Johar Mehmood In Goa,1964)Singers-Rafi,Mahendra kapoor Lyrics-Indeevar,MD- Kalyanji-Anandji

12.Pardesiyon se na ankhiyan milaana(Jab Jab Phool Khile)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

11.Saanson ke taar par geet gaya patharon ne(Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne,1964)Singer-Asha,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Ramlal

10.Waqt se din aur raat (Waqt)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi,MD-Ravi

9.Tumse achchha kaun hai (Jaanwar)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

8.Aaja aayi bahaar (Rajkumar,1964)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

7.Ik too na mila (Himalaya Ki God Mein)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

6.Tumhi mere mandir (Khaandaan) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-rajinder Krishan,MD-Ravi

5.Laal chhadi maidaan khadi (Jaanwar) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

4.Jyot se jyot jagaate chalo (Sant Gyaneshwar,1964)Singers-Mukesh,Lata,Lyrics-Bharat Vyas,Laxmikant-Pyarelal

3.Aao twist karen (Bhoot Bangla) Singer-Manna Dey,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-R D Burman

2.Chaahoonga main tujhe (Dosti,1964) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

1.Jis dil mein basa tha (Saheli) Singers-Mukesh,Lata,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

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Binaca Geetmala 1964 final

1964, like most other years of that decade saw a rich crop of great songs figuring in Binaca geetmala finals. Most of these songs went on to become evergreen songs.

This year's Binaca geetmala final countdown had some wonderful songs to choose from, what with music directors like Laxmikant Pyarelal (Dosti,April Fool, Mr X in Bombay),Ravi (Door ki aawaz,Shehnaai) Shankar Jaikishan (Beti bete,aayi milan ki bela, Sangam ), Kalyanji Anandji (Dulha Dulhan),Madan Mohan (Aapki parchayian, Sharabi, Woh kaun thi), G S Kohli (Shikari), O P Nayyar (phir wohi dil laya hoon, Kashmir ki kali), Naushad (Leader, Mere Mehboob), Hemant Kumar (Kohra) and Roshan (nai umar ki nai fasal) in full form and at their peaks. It certainly reads like a whose who of all time great musical movies, all being released in the same year. Just awesome!

Here is the list of songs in Binaca geetmala 1964 finals:

32.Aa gale lag jaa (AprilFool)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

31.Mera naam Rita Christina (AprilFool)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

30.Main ik nanha se main ik (Harishchandra Taramati)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Bharat Vyas,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

29.Husn se chaand se bhi (Door Ki Aawaaz)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Ravi

28.Hum pyaar ka sauda karte hain (Zindagi)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

27.Mujhe kahte hain Kalloo qawwaal (Dulha Dulhan)Singers-Lata,Mukesh,Lyrics-Indeevar,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

26.Raahi manwa dukh ki chinta (Dosti)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

25.April fool banaaya (AprilFool)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

24.Agar mujhse mohabbat hai (Aap Ki Parchhaaiyan) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Madan Mohan

23.Kabhi na kabhi kaheen na kaheen (Sharaabi)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Madan Mohan

22.Aaj kal mein dhal gaya din (Beti Bete)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

21.Chaahoonga main tujhe (Dosti)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

20.Tumko piya dil diya (Shikaari,1963)Singers-Lata,Asha,Lyrics-Farooq Kaisar,MD-G S Kohli

19.Banda parwar thaam lo jigar (Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon,1963)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-O P Nayyar

18.Mujhe duniya waalo sharaabi na samjho (Leader)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

17.Na jhatko zulf se paani (Shehnaai)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-rajinder Krishan,MD-Ravi

16.To bura maan gaye (Aayi Milan Ki Bela)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

15.Jo hamne daastaan apni sunaayi (Woh Kaun Thi)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Madan Mohan

14.Tere husn ki kya taareef karoon (Leader)Singer-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

13.Jhoom jhoom dhalti raat (Kohra)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

12.Dost dost na raha (Sangam)Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

11.Hum bhi agar bachche hote(Door Ki Aawaaz)Singers-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Ravi

10.Main kaa karoon Ram (Sangam)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

9.Naina barsen rimjhim rimjhim (Woh Kaun Thi)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Madan Mohan

8.Sapne jhare phool se (Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Neeraj,MD-Roshan

7.Ye chaand sa roshan chehra (Kashmir Ki Kali)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-S H Bihari,MD-O P Nayyar

6.Mere mehboob qayaamat hogi (Mr X In Bombay) Singer-Kishore Kumar,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

5.Tum kamsin ho (Aayi Milan Ki Bela)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

4.Tumhe aur kya doon main (Aayi Milan Ki Bela)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

3.Mere mehboob tujhe (Mere Mehboob,1963)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

2.Ye mera prempatra padhke (Sangam)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

1.Mere man ki Ganga (Sangam)Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Binaca Geetmala 1963 final

1963 Binaca geetmala final saw Roshan and Ravi competing for the top positions alongwith Shankar-Jaikishan, and a new music director duo burst into the scene with great fanfare. It was the music director duo of Laxmikant Pyarelal, who embellished an otherwise forgettable C grade movie called Parasmani with some unforgettable music, and as many as three of their compositions from this movie figured in the top 16 of the Binaca geetmala finals. Other music directors whose songs figured in the Binaca geetmala on the last wednesday of the year were Naushad, S D Burman and Hemant Kumar.

Here are the top songs of Binaca geetmala 1963 final

16.Dil todne waale tujhe (Son Of India,1962)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

15.Woh jab yaad aaye (Parasmani) Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Asad Bhopali,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

14.Dil tera deewaana hai (Dil Tera Deewana,1962)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

13.Tum hi ho tum hi ho (EkDil Sau Afsaane)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

12.Ai gulbadan ai gulbadan (Professor,1962)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

11.Tere ghar ke saamne (Tere Ghar Ke Saamne)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-S D Burman

10.O jaane wale ho sake to (Bandini)Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-S D Burman

9.Aaj chhedo mohabbat ki (Son Of India,1962)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

8.Zindagi kitni khoobsoorat hai (Bin Badal Barsaat)Singer-Hemant Kumar,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

7.Mujhko apne gale laga lo (Hamraahi)Singers-Mubarak Begum,Rafi,Lyrics-Shankar Jaikishan,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

6.Hansta hua noorani chehra (Parasmani)Singers-Kamal Barot,Lata,Lyrics-Asad Bhopali,MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

5.Aawaaz deke hamen (Professor,1962)Singers-rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

4.Chalo ik baar phir se (Gumraah)Singer-Mahendra Kapoor,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi,MD-Ravi

3.In hawaaon mein (Gumraah)Singers-Mahendra Kapoor,Asha,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi,MD-Ravi

2.Dil ek mandir hai (Dil Ek Mandir)Singers-rafi,Suman Kalyanpur,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

1.Jo waada kiya woh (Taj Mahal)Singer-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi,MD-Roshan

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Binaca Geetmala 1962 final

This was the year of the ghazals for Bollywood movies as well as Binaca Geetmala. Quality of songs was extremely high.So much so that songs like "Laakhon taare aasmaan me" and "teri yaad dil se" from "Hariyali aur Raasta" failed to make it to top 32 of this year's Binaca geetmala. Unbelievable, really!

This was the year when Madan Mohan's class was finally recognised by masses as well, when his "Anpadh" ghazals finished 4th and 12th.Naushad called these two ghazals equal to all his compositions put together.Roshan's compositions were equally outstanding,and he had three wonderful songs from "Aashiq" figuring in this Binaca geetmala countdown.

And there were a couple of immortal prayers in this year's Binaca geetmala, one of them being " Jyot kalash chalke" from "Bhabhi ki choodiyan", and the other was "Tumhi ho mata, pita tumhi ho" from "Main chup rahoongi" which became popular as school prayers in many schools ( including in my school).

Here is the list of songs in Binaca geetmala final countdown of 1962:

32.Dil ki tamanna thi masti mein (Gyarah Hazaar Ladkiyan) Singer-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-N Dutta

31.Hasrat hi rahi hamse bhi kabhi (Bombay Ka Chor)Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Ravi

30.Aaj ki raat naheen shikwa (Dharamputra)Singer-Mahendra Kapoor,Lyrics-Saahir Ludhianvi,MD-N Dutta

29.Jyot kalash chhalke (Bhabhi Ki Choodiyan,1961)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Narendra Sharma,MD-Sudhir Phadke

28.Kabhi to milegi kaheen to milegi (Aarti)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Roshan

27.Zara nazaron se keh do ji (Bees Saal Baad) Singer-Hemant Kumar,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

26.Tum hi ho maata pita tum hi ho(Main Chup Rahoongi)Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Chitragupt

25.Hongkong China meena Singapore (Hongkong) Singer-Asha,Lyrics-S H Bihari,MD-O P Nayyar

24.Aap yoon hi agar hamse milte rahe (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena)Singer-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics_Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD- O P Nayyar

23.Main kaun hoon kahaan hoon (Main Chup Rahoongi) Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan,MD-Chitragupt

22.Na tum hamen jaano (Baat Ek Raat Ki)Singers-Hemant Kumar,Suman kalyanpur,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD- S D Burman

21.Bol meri taqdeer mein kya hai (Hariyali Aur Raasta)Singer-Lata,Mukesh,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

20.Mujhe dekhkar aapka muskaraana (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena)Singer-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-S H Bihari,MD-O P Nayyar

19.Aapne yaad dilaaya to mujhe (Aarti)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Roshan

18.Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai (Anpadh)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Madan Mohan

17.Tum to dil ke taar (Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja,1961)Singer-Talat,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

16.Mehndi lagi mere haath re (Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath) Singer-Lata,Singer-Anand Bakshi,MD-Kalyanji-Anandji

15.Bahut shukriya badi meharbaani (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena )Singer-Rafi,Asha,Lyrics-S H Bihari,MD-O P Nayyar

14.Main aashiq hoon bahaaron ka (Aashiq)Singer-Mukesh,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

13.Bhanwra bada naadaan hai (Sahab Bibi Aur Ghulam) Singer-Asha,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

12.Hai isi mein pyaar ki aabroo (Anpadh)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Madan Mohan

11.O shama mujhe phoonk de (Aashiq) Singers-Mukesh,Lata,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

10.Ibtida-e-ishq mein hum (Hariyali Aur Raasta)Singers-Lata,Mukesh,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

9.Dhhoondo dhhoondo re saajna (Ganga Jamuna,1961)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

8.Teri zulfon se judaai (Jab Pyar Kisi se Hota Hai,1961)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

7.Sau saal pahle (Jab Pyar Kisi se Hota Hai,1961)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

6.Kaheen deep jale kaheen dil (Bees Saal Baad)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Hemant Kumar

5.Yahoo chaahe koi mujhe junglee kahe(Junglee,1961)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan

4.Aapki nazaron ne samjha (Anpadh)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan,MD-Madan Mohan

3.Ab kya misaal doon (Aarti)Singer-Rafi,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Roshan

2.Do hanson ka joda (Ganga Jamuna,1961)Singer-Lata,Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni,MD-Naushad

1.Ahsaan tera hoga (Junglee,1961)Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri,MD-Shankar-Jaikishan
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